The Pledge

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Today is Day 1 of my experiment with Wardrobe Refashion.  When I first started thinking about taking on this challenge, my goals were to spend less, buy less, and learn some sewing skills.  As practice, I didn’t buy any clothing during the month of February (yay!).  Now I’m ready to take it to the next level and start playing around and experimenting with my clothes, thrifted materials, and maybe as a treat, buying some handmade or refashioned clothes from etsy.

From the Wardrobe Refashion site:

The Pledge

I, Sonia, pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of “new” manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 months. I pledge that I shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovated, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings!

I intend to write about this challenge on a weekly basis, sharing whatever comes up for me.  I imagine there will be times where I need to pout about not buying some cute new spring thing.  The good news is, there’s a “Get Out of Jail Free” card available for emergencies.  Other weeks I will share the process of culling my closets, learning to sew, and playing with making my old clothes new again.  Fear not–this is still a knitting blog!  I just wanted to share this new addition to my life with you all.

During this process I welcome your advice, tips, tricks, sewing wisdom, thrifting strategies, and etsy connections.  If you are taking the challenge, let me know!

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6 thoughts on “The Pledge

  1. I have such a hard time finding clothes for myself because I’m short – not petite which would make life much easier – just short.
    I have a sewing machine but have used it mostly to make pajamas (can’t go wrong there!) and shorts for my son when he was young. I’m always screeching that “I can MAKE this and it would fit me better”.
    The closest “good” fabric store is about 10 miles away but I think it’s time to head down there and get acquainted with it. Maybe I can convince my twin to join me and see what we can make.

  2. I absolutely love unusual fashions and redesigned clothes, so I can’t wait to see what you make during your two months! Good luck! 🙂

  3. I dunno what to say, except I wish I was there to clean out your closet, thats where the good stuff is…. to go shopping with you to watch you squirm!!!!
    Sista luv

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